Hunter Tylo, 45, the cosmetically over-enhanced actress who is one of the stars of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and was a cast member (though she never filmed any scenes) of “Melrose Place” – lost her son yesterday. Michael Tylo Jr. was 19, and drowned in a pool in the evening.
The Clark County [Nevada] Coroner tells TMZ 19-year-old Michael Tylo, Jr. drowned and was pronounced dead at 11:55 PM last night. Michael went by the nickname Mickey. The police were initially called to the house at 10:18 PM to respond to a report of a deceased male in a pool. We’re told the matter is currently under investigation and that toxicology reports have been requested.
Hunter has endured much tragedy in her life, as her youngest daughter Katya was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, and was forced to have her eye removed and replaced by a glass eye.
Hunter was also involved in a very high profile lawsuit against Aaron Spelling, after she was fired from “Melrose Place” for being pregnant (with daughter Izabella). She won a nearly $5 million judgment from the producer.
A rep for “Bold and the Beautiful,” on which Hunter has been a cast member on and off for 16 years, would not comment.
That’s incredibly sad. Hunter has had a lot of misfortune in her life. Wikipedia noted that, “Due to her time on The Bold and the Beautiful, Tylo splits her time between her family home in Nevada and Los Angeles, California, where the show is taped four days a week.” So thought the article didn’t specifically say Michael drowned in his own home, I think that’s likely what happened. We’ll update the story as more information comes out.